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Emily Ratajkowski reveals why she fired her team and quit acting

Stefania Sarrubba

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Emily Ratajkowski reveals why she fired her team and quit acting

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Emily Ratajkowski has weighed in on 'basically quitting' acting, explaining why fans won't probably get to see her on the big screen anytime soon.

The model made her film debut in 2014 opposite Ben Affleck in David Fincher's Gone Girl, an adaptation of the acclaimed novel by Gillian Flynn.

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In the Reese Witherspoon-produced psychological drama, Ratajkowski played Andie Fitzgerald, a student and mistress of Affleck's character Nick Dunne.

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She then went on to book other roles, including that of Sophie in Zac Efron's We Are Your Friends and Jessica in rom-com Cruise.

Ratajkowski also starred alongside Amy Schumer and Michelle Williams in I Feel Pretty, with her last acting credit to date being 2019's Lying and Stealing, together with The White Lotus's Theo James.

In a recent interview, she revealed that she last auditioned for the role of influencer Yaya in Ruben Östlund's Triangle of Sadness.

But the part ultimately went to the late actor, Charlbi Dean, whose performance was later praised by critics.

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Emily Ratajkowski has a few films under her belt. Credit: Instagram/@emrata
Emily Ratajkowski has a few films under her belt. Credit: Instagram/@emrata

As for Ratajkowski, she stopped auditioning for roles after that, and fired her team for making her feel like 'a piece of meat'.

She explained that, following her appearance in Gone Girl, her team pushed her for serious roles to help establish her career. However, she didn't feel okay with making herself palatable to 'powerful men in Hollywood'.

"I didn't feel like, 'Oh I'm an artist performing and this is my outlet.' I felt like a piece of meat who people were judging, saying, 'Does she have anything else other than her [breasts]?'" she told The LA Times.

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"I didn't trust them."

So in 2020, Ratajkowski decided to fire her acting agent, commercial rep, and manager, and explained that she didn't feel comfortable with their decisions.

"I was like, 'I can handle receiving phone calls. I'm gonna make these decisions. None of you have my best interest at heart. And you all hate women'."

Ratajkowski as Andie in Gone Girl. Credit: 20th Century Fox
Ratajkowski as Andie in Gone Girl. Credit: 20th Century Fox
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As for her personal life, the model was recently spotted kissing singer Harry Styles and was rumoured to be seeing Pete Davidson following her separation from ex-husband Sebastian Bear-McClard last year.

At the moment, Ratajkowski is undergoing divorce proceedings.

And she said she's 'scared' of jeopardising her chance to gain custody of her 2-year-old son, Slyvester.

"We all know that the court system is really sexist. And I'm scared. I'm learning that outspoken women don't often get their children," she said.

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"The world is pretty brutal to women, no matter what they look like."

Topics: Celebrity, TV And Film, Emily Ratajkowski

Stefania Sarrubba
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